New Nexus 7 tablet is out in the open, now it is the turn of next big Android tablet to grab the news headlines – the next-generation Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD. After the reports of three impending Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablets, we now have the full specifications of these devices.
According to report in BGR, Amazon’s new Kindle Fire will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, the crème de la crème of current mobile SoC crop. Among other specifications, next Kindle Fire HD will come with 2GB of RAM, front camera, Wi-Fi, cellular connectivity support, and custom version of Android 4.2.2. We have known about the 1920x1200p 7-inch display for some time now.
Similarly, the next Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablet will also come with Snapdragon 800, Android 4.2.2, front camera and 2GB of RAM. Wi-Fi and Cellular connectivity will also be present but the presence of 8MP rear camera is going to be an interesting addition. The display resolution will be 2560x1600p.
The overall look and feel of the tablets has also been improved considerably. BGR notes that its source tells that the bezel on 7-inch tablet is said to be around half-inch whereas, it is about three-quarters of an inch wide on 8.9-inch version.
The entry-level Kindle Fire tablet is still a mystery but it is said to be coming in 8/ 16/ 32GB internal storage sizes, while the other two tablets will be sold in 16/ 32/ 64GB variants.
If these specifications are indeed true, Amazon is going all in to make its next-generation tablets a big success and if it is able to keep the pricing same or lower than new Google Nexus 7 and upcoming 10-inch Nexus 10, it will surely be able to steal more than a bunch of customers from Google’s tent.
The exact launch date is not clear right now but BGR is expecting official announcement in September.